Vascular Lab

Whether you are looking for routine lipid profile testing or a more global assessment of vascular function, our experts are here to guide you to ensure the study design meets EFSA’s standards

Our Capabilities
Claims related to cardiovascular health range from those focusing on the maintenance of normal cardiovascular function to showing improvements in endothelial function or changes in fasting lipid profile or postprandial triglycerides.  At Nutran, we deploy both standardised conditions and protocols as well as state-of-the art equipment to help you develop an understanding of how your food product or active constituent influence physiological blood markers or vascular function under both fasting and post-prandial conditions.
Blood Pressure
  • Arterial Blood Pressure
  • 24hr Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Lipid Profile
  • Total Cholesterol,
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
Blood Homocysteine

Measured using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Endothelial Function
Flow-mediated dilation is a non-invasive gold-standard method for the assessment of vascular function.
Venous Blood Flow

We use standard Duplex Doppler, a dynamic ultrasound technique, to measure venous blood flow.

Nitric oxide status

Used in conjunction with endothelial function to provide evidence on the effect of food or active constituents on:

  • Nitrite
  • Nitrosyl species (RXNO)
Cardiovascular research across the life-course
Whether you are looking to understand how a food or an active constituent affects vascular function in healthy people or people at risk or with established health conditions, we have the expertise to design studies to suit your portfolio.

Healthy adults

At risk adults

Established conditions

Our Past Projects
Uncovering the effect of tart Montmorency cherry juice on endothelial function